A new Calscape is almost here!

Thriving native plants in a planned landscape; Image: CNPS 

Discover Calscape’s new features for native plant lovers, nurseries, and landscape professionals.

Credit Eric Landelius

For nurseries and growers

  • Informational Webinar for Nurseries – Learn about our new offerings and hear from native plant nurseries how they will be using the new Calscape. Watch the webinar recording here. The webinar slides are here.
  • Nursery Roundtable – September 14 at 11 am Join other native plant nurseries a for small group discussion of the new features and ways Calscape will work for your business. Register here via Zoom every second Thursday of the month. 

For CNPS chapters

  • Calscape Garden Gallery Submissions—we’d love to show off every chapter on the new Calscape! Email gardening@cnps.org to be featured in the new Garden Gallery.
  • Connect with Calscape—September 21 at 11 a.m.- join the next Chapter Quarterly Horticulture meeting for Calscape updates.
  • Contact the Horticulture team—email gardening@cnps.org for details on the garden gallery, upcoming meetings, and online plant sales.

Gardeners and volunteers

Help us get Calscape data in top form. We are inviting writers, native plant gardeners and database geeks to help volunteer with the new Calscape! Fill out this quick form here to get started.

Woman gardening amongst California wildflowers

Landscape professionals

Informational Webinar for Landscape Professionals – October 12 at 1 p.m. Grow your business, reach new customers, and inspire others with your native plant garden designs and installations.  Curious how you can get involved?  Register in advance here.

Salvia and California Fuschia at dusk


We need high-quality photos of native plants and native plant gardens! Email us if you want us to submit at gardening@cnps.org.

Nursery FAQ

Why should l have my nursery listed on Calscape?

Traffic We have over one million hits a year and with the new update, more outreach, and buzz around native plants, we expect the traffic to only increase! This will lead to more customers for you, and more native plants in people’s gardens! 

New features We are making it easier for you to upload your plant availability and list your nursery. Additional improved content (better photos, descriptions of plants, garden inspiration, tips and tricks to gardening with native plants) will inspire customers and encourage more people to visit your nursery. 

Reservation system By adding the quantities, sizes, and prices of your plants, customers will be able to reserve plants via Calscape to pick up at your nursery. This is a great way to reach a broader customer base and increase your sales. 

What are the goals and new features of Calscape?

The main objectives of Calscape’s updates are to highlight and modernize tools, update and clean up content, and build out resources for nurseries. New nursery tools include an improved nursery directory, new inventory tools and a plant reservation system.

What is the timeline for the new Calscape?

Calscape’s public launch is targeted later this year. More details to come!